Bedford Consulting Group Expands in Calgary

January 8, 2019 – Stephen Diotte has joined the Bedford Consulting Group as its newest partner. He will lead the design of talent management systems for clients, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Mr. Diotte is a national expert in compensation, organization effectiveness, human resources optimization, change leadership and labor relations.

Most recently, he was with Odgers Berndtson where he was partner and head of leadership services for the firm’s western region, as well as the firm’s new Canadian energy sector expert.

“Stephen has designed end-to-end operating models and organizational structures for some of North America’s highest-performing institutions in the mining, oil and gas sectors across North America and abroad,” said Howard Pezim, managing director of the Bedford Consulting Group. “Bedford is thrilled to have Stephen onboard as a partner to help our clients build superior organizational capability,”

Mr. Diotte brings 35 years of corporate and consulting experience to the firm. He has worked for some of the field’s leading companies, including McKinsey & Company as associate partner, Mercer Human Capital Consulting as the North American energy and resources leader, Deloitte Consulting in Calgary as managing partner and MEG Energy as vice president human resources, information technology and corporate services.

“Diotte has a deep knowledge and expertise in the broad set of talent issues that surround executive search, which will be extremely valuable for our existing and future clients,” said Frank Galati, managing partner of the Bedford Consulting Group. “Our partnership with Stephen aligns with our core strategy in executive search and talent management at Bedford and can help provide our clients with greater insight into people and potential while creating more effective systems for performance.”

Canadian Search Providers

The Bedford Consulting Group is one of Canada’s largest privately-held executive search and talent advisory firms. Its services span the spectrum of talent management, including leadership assessment, coaching and development, and compensation advisory, as well as executive, managerial and senior technical recruitment.


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Established in 1979, Bedford is the Toronto partner to TRANSEARCH International and has three offices in Canada: Toronto, Oakville (Ontario) and Vancouver, all of which consult with clients throughout North America and globally.

This past summer, Bedford named David MacPherson as partner and leader of its global power and industrial practice. Mr. MacPherson has over 20 years of senior executive search experience, focused on identifying and placing leaders for his clients in energy and technology. He has completed engagements in the areas of: software engineering and solutions for distributed energy resource management systems; smart grid services; infrastructure software and devices; SCADA, EMS/ADMS software; substation networking and communications devices; energy management services; and automation software products and services. Most recently, Mr. MacPherson served as a principal with DJM Consulting in Toronto.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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